She was box office. She was advertising revenue, hits online, gossip column gold.
The more turbulent her private life, the more she was worth.
Sex scandal followed drug rehab, relationship turmoil ran concurrent to family fall-outs.
All of it was box office.
Imagine then what they will make of this. Conspiracy theories will abound.
The knife, the blood, the unborn child. A jealous lover? A political angle?
In death, she’ll continue to make someone a lot of money – more, even.
And I’ll get my moment in the spotlight too.
The high school sweetheart, the lifelong friend.
My turn to shine.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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